The Angels manager said that though he thinks a clock mandating the time between pitches would be "a little harsh," he's a strong proponent of the 2-minute, 45-second between-innings clock that will be used this season in an effort to improve the pace of games.
"Absolutely," Scioscia said. "We're losing a lot of time to some dead time between innings. Some of it is prolonged commercial time that won't be adjusted, but we need to get this game going a little quicker between innings."
The 2-minute, 45-second limit will allow for some extra time outside of the 2:25 allotted for between-innings commercials on local telecasts, but Scioscia said he believes that even the 2:05 might be too much.
"Our players definitely don't need 2 minutes and 5 seconds from the last out to get ready," Scioscia said. "You get your eight warmup pitches, throw the ball around and you're ready to go."
Some relievers might have to adjust their warm-up routines, perhaps throwing more in the bullpen to get ready, he said, but it's not as though any of the Angels relievers has a Lee Smith-like routine, with its slow walk from the bullpen to the mound.